Bradley Buckland was shot by a sniper in Baghdad and critically injured. He underwent surgery and is now at a military hospital in Germany.
If he remains stable Buckland will be flown to Walter Reed army medical center in Washington Tuesday.
His parents Greg and Pam Buckland of Detroit, plan to fly down to meet their son.
Buckland is in the army and had been in Iraq for about a year. He was due to come home around thanksgiving.